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The 32 Best Fantasy Books Of 2015

2015 has been a truly great year for fantasy, with a number of stunning debuts, startlingly original standalones, and excellent new installments in beloved series.<p>Hawkins' fantastic debut novel <i>The Library at Mount Char</i> is the story of a deeply strange, highly unsettling family—the likes of which …

Best science fiction and fantasy books of 2015

A year in which Kim Stanley Robinson took us beyond the stars in Aurora and David Mitchell embraced his inner geek in Slade House<p><b>Vote:</b> What was your favourite book of the year?• <b><br>Best of culture in 2015:</b> see this year’s cultural highlights, chosen by the Guardian’s writers and critics<p>As per that …

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TLC Teases New Duggar Special, Jessa and Jill Are Crying

Jill & Jessa: Counting On will cover the fallout from Josh Duggar's cheating ways as well as the sisters' plans moving forward.<p>TLC canceled the Duggar family's reality TV showcase <i>19 Kids and Counting</i> following now-confirmed reports that Josh Duggar had, as a teenager, molested a number of girls …

Hour-long afternoon naps may increase risk of diabetes

People who feel excessively sleepy in the daytime and like to nap for an hour or longer are at increased risk from diabetes<p>Napping for an hour or more each day and extreme sleepiness raises the risk of developing diabetes, new research suggests.<p>Although recent evidence has suggested that a daily …

Battlefield setbacks aren't stopping ISIS from killing on a massive scale

In Tunisia, gunmen killed 39 people at a beach resort in Sousse, a coastal city south of Tunis. In Kuwait, a suicide bombing at a Shia mosque killed 27. In France, a jihadist sympathizer beheaded a man at a factory in Lyon. And in Kobane, a strategic city along the Syrian-Turkish border, ISIS …

The Deep History of the Sea’s Bone-Eating Worms

Bones are symbols of death. That makes sense. Before X-rays and CT scans allowed us to look inside ourselves, we’d only see our skeletons after death and decay had stripped everything else away. Not to mention that poison labels, the Jolly Roger, and visages of the Grim Reaper have all reminded us …

The sad, twisted truth about conservative Christianity’s effect on the mind

<b>(Stocksnapper via Shutterstock)</b><p>Some religious beliefs may alter brain function, making us more prone to anxiety and depression<p>Marlene Winell • Valerie Tarico<p>November 1, 2014 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>“<i>I am 30 years old and I am struggling to find sanity. Between the</i> …

Could the world’s energy markets cope with 11bn people?

A new academic study, the results of which were published last month in the magazine Science, suggests that previous population projections have been …

SureMote Turns Your Android Phone Into A Remote For Any Wi-Fi Connected Device At Home

I don’t think I’ve used a remote control in a year. Perhaps several years. They’re cheap. They get lost easily and sometimes you end up with ten of them.<p>But an Israeli company called Tekoia is trying to consolidate those devices through an app called SureMote that links to Wifi-connected home …

Why China will leapfrog the world in Internet of Things

The U.S. led the world in the PC revolution. Europe was where cell phones took off. So where will the wellspring of innovation and customer adoption take place for the Internet of Things?<p>China.<p>With its recent IPO, Alibaba is a ramping up a strategy for the Internet of Things. Seeing the success of …

Exciting Discoveries Continue on Mindanao

Changing Planet<p><i>On his recent expedition, Ronald Clouse ventured into the jungles of the Philippines to study harvestmen, or daddy-long-legs, of the order Opiliones. By collecting data for phylogenetic analysis, he hopes to learn more about the history of these creatures and the lands they inhabit.</i><p>I …

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Evidence Found Of A Particle That Is Its Own Antiparticle

In the future, the exotic particle could go into quantum computers.<p>There's a particle that physicists theorize exists that acts simultaneously as both matter and antimatter. Whoa! The particle is called the Majorana fermion, and a team of physicists is announcing today that it's seen some evidence …